ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal increases lead over Roger Federer

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has increased his lead over No. 2 Roger Federer to almost 4,000 points after winning the Rogers Cup title in Canada.

On Sunday, our champ claimed his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, earning a total of 80 career titles, after his victory in Toronto 6-2, 7-6(4) against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who jumped 12 spots to world No. 15 for being a runner-up at the tournament.

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The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Nadal Rafael Spain 10220 14
2. Federer Roger Switzerland 6480 17
3. Del Potro Juan Martin Argentina 5410 20
4. Zverev Alexander Germany 4845 22
5. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 4700 21
6. Anderson Kevin South Africa 4535 20
7. Cilic Marin Croatia 4085 19
8. Thiem Dominic Austria 3665 26
9. Isner John USA 3570 23
10. Djokovic Novak Serbia 3445 17

Race to London: In the 52 week rankings, the year to date rankings, Rafa is also No. 1.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE

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ATP rankings latest: Rafael Nadal maintains No. 1 spot

Rafael Nadal remains top of the ATP Tour world rankings with the 32-year-old, 17-time Grand Slam winner enjoying a comfortable margin over his eternal rival, Switzerland’s Roger Federer.

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is in 10th position, after turning around from a long slump as a swathe of American tournaments swing into view ahead of the US Open starting late August.

Top 10 in the latest ATP Tour rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9 310

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 7 080

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5 665

4. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 5 395

5. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4 655

6. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 610

7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3 905

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 665

9. John Isner (USA) 3 490

10. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3 355

In the newest ATP Race To London standings, Rafa is still #1 with 5,760 points.

Our champ is next scheduled to play at the Rogers Cup (6-12 August) where he is three-time champion. Tournament director Karl Hale confirmed that Rafa will play his first match in Toronto on Wednesday night (August 8).

Sources: ATP World Tour, AFP

ATP List: Rafael Nadal back to No. 1 in the world

Rafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, once again swapping spots with Roger Federer.

Rafa now leads Federer by just 50 points (8,770 to 8,720 points) in this week’s standings and will hold onto the top spot until at least 16 July. Our champ is only defending 180 points at Wimbledon, while Federer is defending 2000 after winning the title last year.

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The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Nadal Rafael Spain 8770 14
2. Federer Roger Switzerland 8720 18
3. Zverev Alexander Germany 5755 22
4. Del Potro Juan-Martin Argentina 5080 19
5. Cilic Marin Croatia 5060 18
6. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 4780 22
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 3835 26
8. Anderson Kevin South Africa 3635 22
9. Goffin David Belgium 3110 25
10. Isner John USA 3070 24

Rafa is still #1 in the year-to-date rankings.

Even though Rafa is world No. 1 player in the world, he will likely to be the second seed at the Wimbledon due to seeding formula.

Unlike the other three Slams, Wimbledon is not bound to follow the ATP rankings when it comes to seeding its own tournament by virtue of its status as a private club.

Source: ATP World Tour

ATP Rankings: Roger Federer overtakes Rafael Nadal as world no.1

Roger Federer overtook Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings after beating Milos Raonic on route to winning the title in Stuttgart.

Grigor Dimitrov climbed to the fifth spot while Marin Cilic fell to the sixth. Kevin Anderson remained in the eighth position, ahead of David Goffin and John Isner.

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The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Federer Roger Switzerland 8920 18
2. Nadal Rafael Spain 8770 14
3. Zverev Alexander Germany 5965 22
4. Del Potro Juan-Martin Argentina 5080 19
5. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 4870 22
6. Cilic Marin Croatia 4860 18
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 3835 26
8. Anderson Kevin South Africa 3635 21
9. Goffin David Belgium 3110 24
10. Isner John USA 3070 25

Roger will need to triumph once again at Halle Open this week if he is to prevent Rafa returning to No.1 in their continuing see-saw battle. Even the runner-up spot and 300 points would see Roger fall 50 points behind our champ.

As the reigning Halle and Wimbledon champion Roger has 2500 points to defend in his two scheduled grass events, whereas Rafa has only 180 points.

Rafa is still #1 in the year-to-date rankings.

Source: ATP World Tour

ATP Rankings: Rafa returns to No. 1

Rafael Nadal reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points, after winning his eighth Italian Open title. It’s a familiar spot for our champ, who’s beginning his 174th week at the top spot.

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Defeating third-placed Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the final on Sunday, the 16-time Grand Slam champion overtook Roger Federer, who has decided to skip the clay season for the second year in a row.

Marin Cilic climbed to the fourth position, ahead of Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 points

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670

3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,615

4. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,950

5. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,870

6. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 4,450

7. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,635

8. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,195

9. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,020

10. John Isner (USA) 2,955

Rafa moved up one spot past Juan Martin del Potro to No. 3 in the ATP Race To London — with 3,040 points — for a spot at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE

New ATP Rankings: When in Rome, Rafael Nadal does not care if he’s No 2

Roger Federer took back the No. 1 spot in the men’s rankings released on Monday after being second to Rafael Nadal for six weeks.

Our champ drops down the rankings because he was defending a huge number of points won last year when he claimed titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and the French Open meaning he had to emulate last season’s success to defend his position.

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Rafa can reclaim top spot before the grass-court season if he wins the Rome Masters this week and an 11th French Open, which begins on May 27 in Paris.

Rafa:

You cannot be No. 1 five months without competing.

I think from Shanghai till Monte-Carlo, I hadn’t finished a single tournament. We’re talking about a lot of months that I gave up.

If we were talking about the ranking of one year, if I played really good in one period of the year, which I’ve done, let’s be clear, I have been playing really good recently. Last year I made it to the finals in every single tournament. This year till now I had only one or two tournaments that I had played. This is the reality of this year.

Five months without playing in a tournament means that I cannot be No. 1. I’m not even thinking about that. I’m not going to keep the No. 1 today. At the end of the year we will see what happens.

ATP rankings as of May 14:

1. Roger Federer (SUI) 8,670 pts (+1)

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7,950 (-1)

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,015

4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4,870

5. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4,770

6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4,540

7. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3,660 (+1)

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,545 (-1)

9. John Isner (USA) 3,305

10. David Goffin (BEL) 2,930

Race to London: In the 52 week rankings, the year to date rankings, Rafa has dropped one place to 4th spot.

Sources: Eurosport, ATP World Tour

ATP Rankings: Rafa stays No. 1 after capturing 11th Barcelona title

Rafael Nadal maintained his number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points after he claimed his record 11th Barcelona Open title.

At Barcelona Open final on Sunday, our champ won 6-2, 6-1 over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who rocketed 19 places up to the 44th.

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Roger Federer remained in the second place in this week’s unchanged top 10, while Alexander Zverev came in third.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 Points

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670

3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,195

4. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,985

5. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,950

6. Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina) 4,470

7. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,545

8. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,390

9. John Isner (USA) 3,125

10. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,020.

Rafa moved up one spot past Croat Marin Cilic (2,435) to No. 3 in the ATP Race To London — with 1,860 points — for a spot at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE